Katherine "Kitty" Pryde
Shadowcat, Cat, Kitten, formerly Ariel, Sprite
Adventurer, teacher, former student, bartender, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent
Place of Birth
Carmen Pryde (father, deceased), Theresa "Terri" Pryde (mother), Samuel Prydeman (grandfather, deceased), Chava Rosanoff (great-aunt, deceased)
Formerly X-Men, Excalibur, S.H.I.E.L.D., New Mutants
Some university-level courses
110 lbs. (when fully solid)
Kitty Pryde is a mutant with the ability to “phase” through solid matter by shifting her atoms through the spaces between the atoms of the object through which she is moving. Kitty can phase her clothing along with herself, and through practice has learned to phase other objects and people without harm to them. For all intents and purposes, Kitty is intangible whilst phasing, however she is still vulnerable to psionic or mystical attacks. Certain forms of energy can also disrupt her phased state.
When Kitty phases through an object with an electrical system, the process disrupts the system's workings. This includes the electrical impulses found in the human brain. Kitty can phase part or all of her body through another living being without harm to herself, though the other being can be rendered unconscious as a result. Kitty also has the potential to kill another being by phasing them into a solid object and then releasing them, causing them to solidify whilst still within the object.
Kitty passes through objects at the same rate of speed at which she is moving before phasing. Since she is unable to breathe while phasing, she can only continuously phase through solid objects - as when she travels underground - as long as she can hold her breath. Kitty can keep her phased form at rest in relation to the rotation of the Earth upon its axis, thus allowing her to assume a ground speed of the length of a football field and a half every second. Kitty can also walk on air whilst phasing.
Kitty has trained herself to reflexively assume a phased state at any indication of danger, such as a loud noise like a gunshot, in order to protect herself.
Kitty possesses moderate expertise of the martial arts of the Japanese ninja and samurai. Kitty demonstrated great knowledge of ninja methods of combat when Ogun mentally possessed her. With the possession over, Kitty forgot the knowledge of ninja techniques he gave her, but retained the knowledge of Oriental methods of combat Wolverine taught her.
Kitty is also a genius in the computer sciences, and is highly skilled in the design and use of computer hardware. She is a competent driver of automobiles, a skilled pilot of piston and jet engine aircraft, and a competent pilot of certain advanced interstellar vehicles. Kitty also undertook ballet and modern dance training, speaks fluent Japanese, Russian, and the royal and standard languages of the alien Shi'ar, and has moderate expertise in Gaelic, Hebrew, and German.
Kitty formerly used one of Wolverine's bone claws attached to her wrist.
Kitty possesses several volumes of "Destiny's Diaries," books written by the precognitive mutant Destiny on possible events of the future.
(As Kitty Pryde) X-Men #129 (1980); (as Sprite) X-Men #139 (1980); (as Ariel) X-Men #171 (1983); (as Shadowcat) Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #5 (1985)
X-Men #129 (1980)
Joined X-Men (X-Men #138, 1980); possessed by future self (X-Men #141/Uncanny X-Men #142, 1981); vs N'Garai demon (Uncanny X-Men #143, 1981); briefly attended Massachusetts Academy (Uncanny X-Men #151-152, 1981); met Lockheed (Uncanny X-Men #166, 1983); briefly joined New Mutants (Uncanny X-Men #168, 1983); met Doug Ramsey (Uncanny X-Men #180, 1984); first encountered Ogun (Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6, 1984-1985); first manifested Soulsword (New Mutants #30, 1985); injured by Marauders (Uncanny X-Men #211, 1986); co-founded Excalibur (Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn, 198 cool ; attended St. Searle's (Excalibur #32-34, 1990-1991); death of Illyana (Uncanny X-Men #303, 1993); met Pete Wisdom (Excalibur #86, 1995); briefly joined S.H.I.E.L.D. (Kitty Pryde: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-3, 1997-199 cool ; rejoined X-Men (Uncanny X-Men #360/X-Men #80, 199 cool ; adopted rebellious attitude (X-Men #100, 2000); mourned Colossus (X-Men #110, 2001); first attended university, encountered Purity (X-Men Unlimited #36, 2002); debated against Purity, vs Sentinels (MekaniX #1-6, 2003); uncovered secret of Mount Haven (X-Treme X-Men #25-30, 2003); rejoined X-Men (X-Treme X-Men #46, 2004); revealed to be alive and returned to Earth by Magneto (Uncanny X-Men #522, 2010)